The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Librarian II - GIS and Geospatial Data Coordinator

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $4,583+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-12-14-01-0086
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

First review of applicants is Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Statement of salary requirements Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


This new position will provide leadership for, develop and promote GIS and geospatial data services for faculty, staff, and students by providing tools and resources to facilitate the discovery, access, management, and analysis of geospatial data across all disciplines at UT.

Essential Functions

Provide specialized GIS and geospatial data support for the research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty, students, researchers in all disciplines, including UT Libraries subject liaisons. Apply and promote best practices in the discovery, access, use, curation, dissemination, and preservation of locally created and externally available geospatial data through reference, research consultations, instruction, online guides, websites, and other outreach efforts. Work with UT Libraries IT (LIT) to maintain and grow platforms that facilitate discovery of and access to geospatial data within the Libraries' collections and develop infrastructure and sustainable solutions to support GIS-related digital projects. Collaborate with subject liaison librarians and other library staff to communicate with faculty, research units, and departments about Libraries-supported GIS services. Build and strengthen campus partnerships (e.g. with Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), ITS, GIS user groups, departments, and research units) to promote Library-supported GIS services and advance the use of geospatial data and tools. Establish service level agreement and MOU documentation for collaborations and partnerships. Assist in planning and attend other relevant UT Libraries events. Engage with state, national and international GIS or geospatial data-related professional organizations or affinity groups and stay abreast of trends, issues, and technologies for the management, curation, and discovery of geospatial.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program in library or information studies or equivalent degree (such as MSIS), or an advanced subject degree in an appropriate discipline. Significant relevant experience in GIS, geography, geology, social sciences or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience with and a working knowledge of how geospatial data are created, processed, organized, and used. A drive for continual learning and professional development. A willingness to take on new challenges with a creative approach to troubleshooting problems. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, a professional, team-oriented attitude, and the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty and staff. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing, including a demonstrated facility in conveying technical concepts to non-technical audiences. Demonstration of initiative and good humor in the completion of multiple simultaneous projects along with a high tolerance for ambiguity in a fast-paced, evolving work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree in GIS, geography, geology, social sciences, computer science, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with faculty or research groups within a university setting. Experience with budgets and/or grant-writing. Strong record of collaborative digital project work, from planning to completion. Familiarity with Agile Scrum methodology.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Lifting and moving Occasional standing for long periods, when teaching or presenting. Light lifting and moving, as needed within office environment.

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